Good morning Mets fans! We are getting into the final stages of the postseason as the Boston Red Sox advanced to the World Series on Thursday night with a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS. The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to join them when they play the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at 8:09 p.m. EDT. The game will feature Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3, 1.97 ERA) for the Dodgers and Wade Miley (5-2, 2.57 ERA) for the Brewers.
Latest Mets News
Matt Ehalt of NorthJersey.com analyzed the continued dominance of Alonso thus far in the Arizona Fall League.
Red Sox first base coach Tom Goodwin returns to the World Series for the first time since 2015 when he was the first base coach for the Mets.
Latest MLB News
Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com wrote an article about 10 qualifying offer decisions that will be difficult for teams to decide for or against this offseason.
Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs made the case that the fan interference call in Game 4 of the ALCS was most likely the correct one.
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore offered a different perspective of Luke Heimlich who went undrafted this past draft: “That whole debate which dominated the news cycle… we simply weren’t gonna let the world continue to kick that kid because we know who he is” per Tom Martin of KCTV5. Although he did not say the Royals will sign him, he did say, “Do we believe in him as a pitcher and a person? Dayton Moore does.”
Rustin Dodd of The Athletic wrote a story on the legend of Astroman: A man who lived for 10 days and 10 nights in a tent on the top of the Astrodome during the 1980 NLCS.
The Dodgers and Brewers are using a record 36 players per game so far during the NLCS. Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal wrote about this “peak of modern baseball.”
Latest NL East News
David Levin of Marlin Maniac argued that the Miami Marlins will not sign Machado in the offseason.
Latest on MMO/MMN
Michael Mayer broke down the Mets offensive output by position.
Christopher Soto recapped the Arizona Fall League and Winter League games from Wednesday that involved Mets prospects.
This Day in Mets History
1999: The Mets fell to the Braves by a score of 10-9 in Game 6 of the NLCS. Kenny Rogers handed over the series and National League pennant to Atlanta by forcing in the winning run via base on balls with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning.
2006: Despite a miraculous catch earlier in the game by Endy Chavez, the Mets dropped Game 7 of the NLCS to the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 3-1. Carlos Beltran had a chance to tie or win the game in the bottom of the ninth, but instead struck out looking to end the game.